Grasroots Partners Directory:
Southern Equality Fund grassroots partners represent groups and many more individual leaders across the South who are doing inspiring and courageous work to make a difference in their local communities. View grassroots partners by funding round or search using the directory below:
- All Southern Equality Fund Grassroots Partners (187)
- #LGBTSouth Birmingham (4)
- #LGBTSouth Hattiesburg (3)
- #WeAreOrlando (1)
- 2015 LGBT* in the South (4)
- 2015 Mississippi (3)
- 2016 LGBT* in the South (8)
- Crisis & Opportunity Fund (17)
- General Fund (69)
- Grassroots Gathering Support (4)
- HB2 Rapid Response (14)
- HIV/AIDS Contest Grant (4)
- Post-Election Rapid Response (11)
- Queer The Vote (9)
- Queer Youth in NC (9)
- Safe Schools Safe Communities (14)
- Toolkit Grant (6)
- Trans Leadership Cohort (5)
The Equality March for Unity and Pride is a global movement that will be brought to Charlotte, NC- the epicenter of HB2. The Equality March- Charlotte, along with our National and Sister marches, are to support, uplift, and bring attention to those in our communities who are targeted due to immigration status, ethnicity, religion, skin color, gender, sexual orientation, age and disability. We affirm and celebrate that we are a mix of diverse communities.
Capacity building session to include understanding the state's HIV Criminalization statute, current legislation proposed impacting Medicaid Expansion and SNAP program, mobilize individuals to participate in scheduled Lobby Days across the state, and partner with other local entities to facilitate a debriefing forum on best practices and next steps.
BeLoved's Homeless Voice (HV) project is a voter registration and Get Out the Vote campaign with a focus on those who are most disenfranchised in our system (people who are currently and formerly homeless, people who are queer/trans/gender non-conforming, people of color, and people who have been incarcerated). HV is made up of homeless and formerly homeless people and has a two-fold purpose: 1) amplify their voices in public policy decisions to that directly affect the homeless and formerly homeless community; 2) create projects that we lead that help to be a solution to the struggles we face as a community. 2 months ago, HV asked for training in voter registration believing that the vote is a powerful way to have personal and collective voice. We will hold weekly targeted registration drives on the streets and housing communities, education on candidates, Get Out the Vote efforts (flyering, rides to the polls).
The BLLC honors the Black lesbian trailblazers that broke through barriers established by the mainstream U.S. publishing industry to form writing collectives and presses that produced groundbreaking publications. The BLLC carries forth their contributions by championing the spirit of collaboration and providing a safe haven for Black lesbian and queer women of color writers. The collective is an inclusive community where Black lesbian writers are celebrated, not marginalized. The organization provides writers with non-judgmental support, less the micro-aggressions often faced in MFA programs or mostly white writing communities. Black lesbian writers and stories are often ignored or tokenized in mainstream circles, and BLLC leadership recognizes this as an organizational barrier to traditional funding resources and literary organizations in the South. Therefore, the BLLC seeks support fromcommunity-based grantors, individual donors, and non-profit collaborations to build an annual fund that strengthens current activities and helps launch future activitiesÑ such as an annual writers retreat for Black lesbian writers.
Black Magic Lab seeks to create a platform to uplift black femme artists - the definition of femme here being as inclusive as possible - women, trans* non-binary etc. Funding will go to stipends to the artists involved in the maintaining the project, creating a showcase of black femme artists, and starting a small studio space for the radio and for black femme producers and musicians.
Launch a new website to provide an online platform for local LGBT community engagement and action that raises awareness and supports access to existing resources and upcoming events; featuring a community calendar, links to local, regional and national resources, and latest news.
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